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CNN
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
will be former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, herself a victim of gun violence and deeply moved by the massacre in connecticut. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> giffords will be joined by her husband, former astronaut mark kelly. together they've launched a campaign against gun violence. also testifying the nra's wayne lapierre. the nra reached out to its members urging them to attend this senate committee hearing. in an e-mail and online in a posting the gun lobby group says "you can bet the anti-gunners will be trying to mobilize their supporters to pack the hearing room and we need to make sure that the room is filled with second amendment supporters!" dana bash is on capitol hill this morning and finding out all sorts of stuff this morning for example there was a move to bring guns into the senate committee hearing, is that going to happen? >> reporter: it's not and it was a move by two of the republican senators on the committee, two of the chief supports of gun rights, lindsey graham and ted cruz. i'm told by a spokesman f
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 1:00pm PST
't even on the witness list, gabrielle giffords. if you take a look at the screen, you can see a handwritten note written by her speech therapist, i am told, the 16 sentences she uttered before this committee and had everybody in the room, no matter what their position on guns, mesmerized. a dramatic entrance from a woman who was a congressional colleague until a gunman shot a bullet through her head while she was doing her job. even more dramatic, gabby giffords labored yet passion nal plea for passion. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. be bold, be courageous, americans are counting on you. >> reporter: giffords is an advocate and so is her husband mark kelly. >> a strong supporter of the second amendment as anyone on this panel. my wife would not be sitting in this seat, she would not have been sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: at the other end of the table, the other star witness with a very different perspective.
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
: even before the senators had their say, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stepped up to the microphone to make a brief and halting plea. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> ifill: giffords was shot in the head two years ago as she met with constituents in tucson, arizona. six others were killed that day. giffords and her husband, former astronaut mark kelly have now launched their own campaign for tougher gun laws. capitalizing on the public outcry that followed december's mass shooting at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> after 20 kids and six of their teachers were gunned down in their classrooms at sandy hook, we said, th time must be different. something needs to be done. we are simply two reasonable americans who have said enough. >> ifill: but at today's hearings, national rifle association vice president wayne lapierre pushed back insisting that the rea
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
their say, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stepped up to the microphone to make a brief and halting plea. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> ifill: giffords was shot in the head two years ago as she met with constituents in tucson, arizona. six others were killed that day. giffords and her husband, former astronaut mark kelly have now launched their own campaign for tougher gun laws. capitalizing on the public outcry that followed december's mass shooting at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> after 20 kids and six of their teachers were gunned down in their classrooms at sandy hook, we said, this time must be different. something needs to be done. we are simply two reasonable americans who have said enough. >> ifill: but at today's hearings, national rifle association vice president wayne lapierre pushed back insisting that the real solution to gun violence is to enforce exi
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
or it tucson was january 2011. the people murdered. twelve wounded, including gabrielle giffords. aurora, colorado, july of 2012. twelve murdered. oak creek was august of 2012, six murdered. on december 14, 2012, tragedy struck again, killing 20 children and six educators at newtown, connecticut. in fact that still remains incomprehensible to all of us. too many times during the last few years mayors have expressed shock at mass shootings, even more frequently, many of us must cope with gun violence that occurs on the streets of our cities day after day after day. weapons of mass destructidestructi destruction or destroying our communities in streets and our families. i was sworn in in january 2008 during my first term. on may 3, 2008, philadelphia police officer was killed with an ak-47. tell his wife, michelle, and their children by any civilian needs one of those weapons to be out on the streets of our cities. tell any mother or father or sister or brother or niece or nephew by their family member is no longer with us. because of those kinds of weapons, handguns that are high-capacity
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
gabrielle giffords who survived a mass shooting in arizona two years ago made an unexpected appearance before the senate judiciary committee, reading off a page of handwritten prepared remarks. she urged congress to act now on gun reform. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard. but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> that says it all. giffords' husband, mark kelly, says expanding background checks for gun buyers should be a top priority, but the nra's chief executive yesterday, even after that, refused to give any ground. >> we know from what happened in tucson that if there was an effective background check, which includes having the mental health data and the person's drug use, in the case of the tucson shooter, into the system, and if, in fact, there was no gun show loophole, i would contend that he would have had a very difficult time getting a gun. if background checks are good enough for somebody who's a federal firearms licensed dealer like walmart, for instance, whe
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
for watching. an emotional scene on capitol hill today. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords returned to congress for a senate hearing on gun violence. two years ago, giffords was shot in the head during a shooting spree that killed six people in tucson, arizona. the 71 words gifford spoke today did not come easy for her. but her message is one every american needs to hear. >> thank you for inviting me. here today. this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> it remains to be seen if congress will show the same kind of courage gabby giffords displayed today. her husband, captain mark kelly, also testified. kelly's message, demanding change is not the same as taking away people's guns. >> we take that right very seriously, and we would never, ever give
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
, the major developments of the day: at a high-profile senate hearing, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords-- herself wounded by a gunman-- appealed for action on gun violence. another gunman opened fire in an office building in phoenix, arizona, killing one person and wounding two others. tornadoes blasted parts of the southeast. at least one town in georgia was heavily damaged, with two people killed. and israeli warplanes struck inside syria. but the syrians disputed reports that the target was a convoy, carrying anti-aircraft missiles to hezbollah fighters in lebanon. a question: is there a connection between widespread wildfires and glacial ice melt? kwame holman tells us more. >> holman: last year, greenland's ice melted at the fastest rate ever observed. and 2012 was the third worst year on record for wildfires in the southwestern united states. in our science wednesday report, meet a climatologist who says the two extreme phenomena could be related. plus, what's so funny about monetary policy? on making sense, find the final installment of our humor and economics series. all that an
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
. the former arizona congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, you remember she was nearly killed in that shooting back in 2011. she told the committee that too many americans are dying by being shot. senator richard blumenthal was on the senate committee holding that hearing. he is a senator from kek connecticut. it's very interesting to watch gabby giffords yesterday. her read just is inherently very emotional as she tries to really say every single word. here's a little bit of what she said to those at this hearing. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> just to hear her struggle to get the words out really i think just speaks volumes, if you will, about all that she's been through and all about this debate. and yet this hearing did not then go forward with everybody piling on and trying to work together. it became very divisive, kind of contentious. do you think gabrielle giffords can help affect policy in this manner? >> very, very desfinitely and profoundly. her statement was one of the shortest but most powerful public statements before any congressional
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 10:00am EST
by former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who was shot two years ago in arizona. her husband, mark kelly will testify and wayne lapierre, executive vice president and ceo of the nra. [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] >> we have more than 200 people here today and hundreds more watching on our committee web cast. i expect everybody in this room to be respectful of the senators and the witnesses speaking about this very serious subject. i do not want applause for or against any position. the capitol police have been notified to remove any audience interference in an effort to have orderly conduct for that. that is a warning i give the many hearings. we will hear a lot of perspective on gun violence. i will give opening statements . but we have a former member of congress here, gaby giffords who will give a brief message and believed and captain kelly, thank you for your help in bringing your wife here. ms. giffords - >> ok. thank you for inviting me
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
murdered, 12 wounded, including gabrielle giffords. aurora, july 2012, it 12 murdered. on december 14th, 2012, tragedy struck again, killing 20 children and 6 educators in newtown, connecticut. an act that still remains incomprehensible to all of us. mayors have expressed shock at mass shootings, even more frequently, many of us must cope with gun violence that occurs on the streets of our cities today after day after day after day. weapons of mass destruction are destroyed and their communities, -- destroying our communities, our streets, and families. i was sworn in in january of 2008 to my first term. on may 3, 2008, philadelphia police officer was killed with an ak-47. tell his wife michelle and their children why any civilian needs one of those weapons to be out on the streets of our cities. tell any mother or father or sister or brother or niece or nephew why their family member is no longer with us because of those kinds of weapons. handguns with high-capacity magazines. why does anyone need one of those? this death and destruction must end right now. every day in america, 282 p
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 3:00pm PST
attacked in mass murder. gabrielle giffords with a theoretical argument about the second amendment. the optics play in his favor. early in the debate. i would not give up on this happening. >> there is a second argument that isn't theoretical. it's empirical. we tried this for ten years about it had no effect. so what is going on is competition between the emotional reaction from newtown that wears off over time that always does and where what can we do that will actually work? if you have diminishing strength of influence, on the second one the more you look at this, not having an effect. not going to have an effect. >> bret: one of the back and forth events it was nrabe. wayne lapierre appearing at a back and forth with senator durbin from illinois. >> you hear minority members say you don't get it. it's not just about hunting. ice not just about sports. it's not just about shooting targets. it's not just about defending ourselves from criminals as miss trotter testified. we need the fire power and the ability to protect ourselves from our government. >> what people all over the
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
responsible gun ownership, with his wife, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. please go ahead, sir. >> thank you chairman leahy and ranking member grassry for inviting me today. i look forward to an instructive dialogue with your committeeant want to take the opportunity to congratulate gabby's friend jeff lake on new role as arizona's junior senator. as you know, our family has been immeasurableably affected by gun violence. gabby's gift for speech is a distant memory. she struggles to walk and partially blind. a year ago she left the job she loved, serving the people of arizona. but in the past two years, we have watched gabby's determination and spirit and intel lekt conquer her disabilities. we're speaking to you today as americans. we're a lot like many fellow citizens following this debate about gun violence. gabby was a republican long before she was a democrat. we're both gun owners and take that right and the responsibilities that come with it very seriously. we watch with horror when the news breaks to yet another tragic shooting. after 20 kids and six of their teachers w
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 8:00am PST
, congresswoman -- former congresswoman gabrielle giffords came in to open up the hearings and requesting bold and courageous leadership. her husband being one of the first witnesses to testify, the last being the nra ceo wayne lapier lapierre. when we examine fully the testimony itself and where the senate judiciary committee takes this testimony from here, because it seems as if the senate is really going to need to push on this to get something over to the house. has harry reid been noncommittal on whether or not he supports bringing this legislation to the floor? >> he's in a tough position. he's in a state where he has enjoyed support from a number of those who support gun rights. and the nra, so for him it's a tricky situation. i think it's going to be -- you've asked debbie wasserman-shultz, does her voice resonate. of course it does emotional. i was there when she got a standing ovation and hugged the president, but it's going to be a tough road to ho. i think you'll see folks say, let's have a smaller piece of legislation that might be more acceptable to conservatives who don't want t
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
. thank you. >> former representative gabrielle giffords who was shot in tucson in 2011 there leading off the senate judicial committee there with her husband. we are going to show all of it to you in just a bit here on c-span and again tonight at 8:00 eastern. gabrielle giffords and her husband are reportedly going to see president obama this afternoon for a private meeting at the white house. >> jim is in florida and he's on our democrats line. >> caller: actually that's republican. host: my fault, go ahead, jim. >> i'm actually a decorated combat veteran. i do agree with having arms of course. one of the problems i'm seeing is these background checks they are talking about doing. i think that's a good idea. however, getting the ones sold individually, it's going to be a big problem because you are talking about an added expense. where are they going to have the background check done. i was in the pawn business and we did a background check. part of what they are trying to address they aren't addressing fully which the government is very guilty of. one of the other callers said somethin
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
congresswoman gabrielle giffords. so, captain kelly, please go ahead, sir. >> thank you, chairman leahy and ranking member grassley for inviting me here today . >> we are simply two reasonable americans who have said, enough. on january 8th of 2011 a young man walked up to gabby at her constituent event in tucson, leveled his gun and shot her through the head. he then turned down the line and continued firing. in 15 seconds he emptied his magazine. it contained 33 bullets and there were 33 wounds. as the shooter attempted to reload he fumbled. a woman grabbed the next magazine, and others restrained him. gabby was the first victim. christina taylor green, nine years old, born on 9-11-2001 was shot with the 13th bullet or after. and others followed. the killer in the tucson shooting suffered from severe mental illness, but even after being deemed unqualified for service in the army, annex pull son from pima community college he was never reported to mental health authorities. on november 30th of 2010 he walked into a sporting good store, passed a background check and walked out with a se
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
reform efforts. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was shot in had a constituent event two years ago, testified before the senate judiciary committee on preventing future gun violence. her husband, mark kelly, an nra ceo wayne lapierre also testified. this hearing is just under four hours. [no audio] >> we have more than 200 people here today and hundreds more watching on our committee web cast. i expect everybody in this room to be respectful of the senators and the witnesses speaking about this very serious subject. i do not want applause for or against any position. the capitol police have been notified to remove any audience interference in an effort to have orderly conduct for that. that is a warning i give the many hearings. we will hear a lot of perspective on gun violence. i will give opening statements. but we have a former member of congress here, gaby giffords who will give a brief message and believed and captain kelly, thank you for your help in bringing your wife here. ms. giffords - >> ok. thank you for inviting me here today. this is an important convers
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 12:30pm EST
, january 2011, six murdered, 12 wounded, including gabrielle giffords. , july 2012, it 12 murdered. -- r. rhorer, july 2014, at 12 murdered. 12aurora, july 2012, murdered. mayors have expressed shock at mass shootings, even more frequently, many of us must cope with gun violence that occurs on the streets of our cities today after day after day after day. weapons of mass destruction are destroyed and their communities, at our streets, and families. i was sworn in in january of 2008 to my first term. on may 3, 2008, philadelphia police officer was killed with the naked -- with an ak-47. tell his wife michelle and their children why any civilian needs one of those weapons to be out on the streets of our cities. tell any mother or father or sister or brother or niece or nephew wide their family member is no longer with us because of those kinds of weapons. handguns with high-capacity magazines. why does anyone need one of those? this death and destruction must end right now. every day in america, 282 people are shots, 86 of them die, and 32 of them are murdered. every day, 50 children are s
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
there was a tragedy in arizona where one of our own, gabrielle giffords was shot point-blank in that faith and others were killed in the same location. even that incident did not move us to act. what does that take? twenty children from newtown connecticut and six others to show an extraordinary courage to save and protect those children, the image of those children that each and everyone said that could be my grandson or granddaughter and it made a difference. the tipping point* of this national conversation. i won't forget when dick clement fall and chris murphy came back to tell us first and what they thought it new town netiquette. he talked about standing in the building with the parents as they brought the children out of the school in the parents would rushed to grab there babies building they were safe but at the end of the day there were 20 parents standing alone. what will be do about it? what can we do? we can only do as much as the american people help us. we need their support. silence cannot win. they have to speak out. in the month after new town where 26 lives were lost to the automat
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
gabrielle giffords, who was shot two years ago in tucson. the washington post as a story about how families react when local public schools closed. a group of activists a closing schools most of text poor and minority students. -- most effects poor. we would like to hear from you. here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet. wheat can share that on the air. you can join the conversation on facebook by looking for c-span .r e-mail us in the headline in the washington post this morning -- what you think's? is closing public schools a civil rights issue? the washington post says -- other stories related to this, from "the huffington post" -- those phone numbers again -- we will start with an independent caller this morning. lou in connecticut. good morning. caller: good morning. i would like to see all public schools closed. public schools are a government monopoly, and utter failure. it would be like having a government monopoly in the automobile industry and we would all be driving hugos. it is a rip-off. the american people should be booked to choose the sch
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
and a statement from former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords. on c-span two, the bipartisan immigration proposal. on c-span3, i look at us relations with israel and prospects for a peace agreement with the palestinians. [applause] spokeernor martin o'malley at his plans for transportation and job creation. ery, very much. mr. speaker, mr. president, distinguished minority leaders, lieutenant brown, governor hughes, attorney general gensler, colleagues and city colleagues, mayor vincent gray from our neighbors and new columbia. [laughter] ambassadors, members of fema of these united states. [applause] and the men and women of the maryland general assembly, there is more that unites us than divides us. this year, one of those things is the mighty, mighty baltimore ravens. [cheers and applause] my goodness. also bipartisan agreement. look, all of us are familiar with the ravens story, but their are also a number of remarkable people who are with us. i want to share a few of their stories with all of you. first,first, one of our nation 's leading minds and most prominent advocates of science, techno
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 1:00am EST
kirsten gillibrand discusses bipartisan safety legislation. later, former representative gabrielle giffords on gun violence. >> on thursday, a hearing on u.s. workers and retirement savings. live coverage from the senate health education and labor and pynchon's committee. that is live thursday at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world, pretty good. what we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean? and once we have to assert it all of this time? what does it mean to other people? american products go around the world, so you are observed by people in every corner of the world. and we teach them not to like us. gratuitously. >> randall robinson, taking your calls, e-mail, facebook comments, and tweets. sunday at noon eastern on book tv on c-span2. >> president obama is set to deliver the state of the union. a discussion on how foreign policy and national security issues will be handled in the president's second term. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> good after
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